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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Komazawa Gymnasium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo
Date Started: October 16, 1964
Date Finished: October 19, 1964
Format: Scoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler.

Gold: URS Anatoly Kolesov
Silver: BUL Kiril Petkov
Bronze: SWE Bertil Nyström


After four rounds four wrestlers were tied with 5 bad points – [Kiril Petkov] of Bulgaria, [Anatoly Kolesov] of the Soviet Union, [Bertil Nyström] of Sweden, and [Bolesław Dubicki] of Poland. In round five Kolesov and Nyström drew, as did Petkov and Dubicki, which left them all with 7 bad points and theoretically eliminated, so that required another round to determine the medalists. In that round Petkov and Nystrom drew, as did Nystrom and Dubicki, which meant that Kolesov’s victory by decision over Dubicki was the determining factor to give Kolesov the gold medal. Petkov won the silver medal over Nystrom based on lower bodyweight. Kolesov was World Champion in 1962-63 and would win again in 1965.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Anatoly Kolesov 26 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Kiril Petkov 31 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Bertil Nyström 29 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Bolesław Dubicki 30 Poland POL
5T Antal Rizmayer 25 Hungary HUN
5T Ion Țăranu 26 Romania ROU
AC René Schiermeyer 26 France FRA Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Asghar Zoghian 34 Iran IRI Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Russell Camilleri 27 United States USA Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Matti Laakso 25 Finland FIN Eliminated r4/6 9
AC Rudolf Vesper 25 Germany GER Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Sadao Kazama 23 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Harald Barlie 27 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Mithat Bayrak 35 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Helmut Längle 28 Austria AUT Eliminated r3/6 8
AC Albert Michiels 33 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/6 9
AC Sin Dong-Ui 23 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Carlos Alberto Vario 16 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/6 7
AC Job Mayo 22 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 8